The Sunday Post is hosted by the wonderful Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week, take a look ahead, and showcase our new treasures—I mean books!
I spent most of the week working on music, getting the practice tracks ready for my young singers. The adult chorus (which I sing in rather than direct) is doing several songs and hymns by John Rutter; we had our first rehearsal this week.
Mr. Bookwyrm and I attended the Fall Fiber Festival and Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials yesterday. It’s always a fun day. He enjoys watching the sheep dogs, the “wee duggies” as we’ve called them since hearing an announcer say that, years and years ago. I enjoy that, too, but I also love seeing the different wool-bearing animals: six or eight breeds of sheep, a few goats, angora rabbits, and alpacas and llamas. And watching people spin. And browsing the vendors, looking for a skein or two of yarn I simply can’t resist — even though I have more yarn already than I can knit up in the next 10 years. I came home with a modest haul: 2 patterns, 2 skeins of yarn, and a pair of knitting needles.
I’m still a bit melancholy about our church closing, but I’m also resigned. Things change; we’ll get through it. But I didn’t get much “new” reading done this week; I’m still heavily into the comfort books.
We lost internet over much of the weekend, due to a malfunctioning modem. We got it up and running temporarily on Sunday, but I wasn’t able to post this week’s News & Notes, and the Sunday Post was late. I hope to pick up the new modem from the cable company on Monday.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 10/01/2017
- Second Chance Girl by Susan Mallery – review
- Sunday Post – 10/08/2017 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Queen City Mischief & Magic Festival – tentative
- Fall Fiber Festival – tentative
- reviews TBD
- News & Notes – 10/14/2017
- Sunday Post – 10/15/2017
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I continued rereading Robyn Carr’s Virgin River series — this week, books 9 through 13. I still intend to get back to Murder, Magic, and What We Wore and The Waking Land, as well as my growing (virtual) pile of forthcoming releases. Next up is an ARC for a tour: Death Overdue by Allison Brook.
Listening to: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Watching: We rewatched the Sherlock special episode (“The Abominable Bride”) and then watched Season 4, Episode 1 (“The Six Thatchers”) for the first time. No spoilers, but it made me really sad. Of course, we watched episode 3 of Star Trek: Discovery. I think it’s going to be a really good show despite the Klingon redesign. We also saw a few more episodes from the 4th season of Father Brown. Mr. Bookwyrm is watching Ken Burns’s documentary on Vietnam, which he says is excellent (as you would expect from Ken Burns), but I’m waiting until I feel a little stronger emotionally. I know it’s going to be an emotional show for me, both because of the content and because it was part of the soundtrack or background noise of my childhood — not entirely understood, but always there, a part of every night’s news broadcast. I was in 7th or 8th grade when my social studies teacher came in and informed us that today was the first day in our young lives that our country was not at war: a sobering thought at the time.
New Additions to the Hoard
Due to my internet connectivity problems, I didn’t get to update these, so I’ll post them next week.